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My heel hurts?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
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In brief: Many causes

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.
Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Many causes

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.
Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Mahek Shah
General Practice

In brief: Heel pain

There can be a number of reasons for the heel pain: trauma, heel spur, inflammation of a ligament that goes to the heel, etc.
What are some more details or history behind what led to the heel pain? Has this happened before? Are you taking any of the fluoroquinolone family of meds like cipro/floxin/levaquin?

In brief: Heel pain

There can be a number of reasons for the heel pain: trauma, heel spur, inflammation of a ligament that goes to the heel, etc.
What are some more details or history behind what led to the heel pain? Has this happened before? Are you taking any of the fluoroquinolone family of meds like cipro/floxin/levaquin?
Mahek Shah
Mahek Shah
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Dr. Leonard Popowich
Family Medicine

In brief: Pain on palpation, p

Could be heel spur, plantar fascitis, running with improper shoes.

In brief: Pain on palpation, p

Could be heel spur, plantar fascitis, running with improper shoes.
Dr. Leonard Popowich
Dr. Leonard Popowich
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